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5 things journalists should be doing with Twitter now (if you’re not already) | A digital editor's tale. Here are five things journalists should be doing with Twitter now (if you’re not already) that I’ve learned during my time as digital editor for a local news operation that have served me well-ish. Use Twitter lists – they’re not well highlighted by Twitter, but they’re a hidden gem for journalists. Once you’ve got the ball rolling and started compiling them they can help focus on topics or communities/patches, particularly useful when stories break. E.g. A bonus tip (that should be obvious, but we’ve all had our moments), but if a tweet or account looks too good to be true, it most likely is… Pro Twitter tip: If it looks too good to be true – it probably isn’t true— Martin Belam (@MartinBelam) January 12, 2015 And another thing, I leave my current role in early February 2015 and am looking for new opportunities… Useful links: See also: Scheduling social media updates Like this: Like Loading...

Suspected Mafia boss seeks access to Age journalist's sources. The Mafia poses an "extreme" organised crime risk to the nation, police reports warn. A suspected Melbourne Mafia boss's lawyers are seeking access to the confidential sources of an Age investigative journalist in a move that is being refused by Fairfax Media. A letter from lawyers representing multi-millionaire Melbourne grocer Antonio Madafferi was sent to The Age on Tuesday, claiming that the identity of the source should be revealed as they could also be subject to defamation action. Age journalist Nick McKenzie has exposed links between Mr Madafferi and the Calabrian Mafia, and outlined the extent of his reach – including donations to the Liberal Party and hosting two fundraisers – in a series of articles published by Fairfax Media.

Mr Madafferi was recently banned by the Victoria Police chief commissioner from Crown Casino because of his alleged organised crime ties, while the federal police have publicly outlined his close associations with known drug traffickers. Aboriginal man dies in custody in Alice Springs, NT. Public Relations - Five Simple Ways to Make Your Press Release Stand Out. No matter what industry your company is a part of, you're bound to be facing competition—a lot of competition. To stand out from a sea of lookalikes and wannabes, your company must reach out to the right people. That outreach starts with maintaining an effective network of press relations. For a lot of companies, finding PR success can be extraordinarily frustrating—especially when just starting out. But the good news is that it's actually fairly simple to get your brand name out there and in the media.

Put on a smile, be patient, and follow the following five simple steps. 1. Even the most extraordinary press release on earth will be ignored if it's not sent to the right people. First, assess your target audience and decide which media outlets members are most likely to be using day in and day out. Not everything qualifies as a breaking news story, so you should bear in mind that firing off a quick email to the editor-in-chief of a national newspaper is a waste of time and energy. 2. 3. The thuggification of young black victims of white violence: Is thug the new n----r? I have a pop quiz for you. Can you name one young white victim of violence who has been publicly humiliated or degraded by tens of thousands of African Americans online or by key African-American journalists or newscasters?

I’m waiting. Still waiting. Stumped? Can you name one white person, criminal or otherwise, that you’ve heard called a "thug" in the past, let’s say, 50 years? Even if you came up with an obscure name or two, you have to admit that you’re dealing with a pretty short list. Yet not only are African-American perpetrators of violence labeled as thugs, but so are victims. Jeffrey Dahmer killed, raped, and dismembered at least 17 boys and men, but he was never called a thug. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols killed 168 people when they blew up the federal building in Oklahoma, but they were never called thugs. Jared Loughner, who had a history of drug abuse, shot and killed six people and injured 13 more, including Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, but he was never called a thug. Kate McClymont: the 2014 Andrew Olle Media Lecture on investigative journalism. Illustration: Andrew Dyson. It's been 19 years since our friend and colleague Andrew Olle died of a brain tumour.

He was two weeks shy of his 48th birthday. I had the privilege of working at Four Corners back in the late 80s when the incredibly urbane Mr Olle was the host of the ABC's flagship current affairs program. I am honoured to be giving this year's Media Lecture in his name. It was 1987 when I arrived at the dingy, cramped, rabbit warren in Gore Hill which constituted the Four Corners headquarters. Paying the price: Peter Greste. The very titans of our industry were closeted in shabby little offices right next to my own shabby little office, which I shared with my wonderful co-researcher Virginia Moncrieff. Advertisement Through the glass window we could see Paul Barry and Chris Masters clackety clacking away on those new-fangled computers. In the neighbouring office were Tony Jones and Mark Colvin. Andrew Olle. It was the days before mobile phones or computers. Me: Very funny! OpEd_Tips.pdf. GMJAU - Social media’s impact on journalism: A study of media’s coverage of anti-corruption protests in India.

Abstract The year 2011 was memorable for many in India – for those who participated in numerous anti-corruption protests, and for those who witnessed these protests via all pervasive mainstream news media. This paper will use inter-media agenda-setting discourse to explain the Indian media’s coverage of the so-called ‘Anna movement’. It will outline how the use of mobile and social media platforms by the ‘India Against Corruption’ organisers and the educated middle class influenced the mainstream media’s coverage of the protests.

The paper will consider the implication of this coverage, in the light of the unique position of power the Indian news media has in this transitioning society. Introduction The year 2011 was a year of revolutions, protests and social movements including the Arab uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Syria. It was a year when civil society wanted and demanded change. The ambience Civil society demands a strong Lokpal Act Media’s role in Anna’s Movement. Twenty tips for shooting great video > 20 Tips for Shooting Great Video. With your camcorder of choice in hand, it’s time to venture off and shoot videos. If you’re new to videography, following these tips will help you create better videos. If you’re an old hand, think of this list of shooting axioms as a way to snap out of your routine and juice things up a bit: Get a closing shot.

Get an establishing shot. Shoot plenty of video. Get a closing shot Your closing images are what stick in people’s minds. Get an establishing shot An establishing shot sets a scene in one image. Shoot plenty of video Videotape is cheap and expendable. Adhere to the rule of thirds It’s called the “rule of thirds” but it’s more like the rule of four intersecting lines. Consider all those family photos where the subject’s eyes are smack dab in the center of the photo. Another way to follow the rule of thirds is to look around the viewfinder as you shoot, not just stare at its center.

Keep your shots steady When possible, use a tripod. Follow the action Use trucking shots Get sequences. GMJAU - Home. Now in our 8th year of publication, GMJ/AU features a new look website and sightly altered pattern of publication (Autumn – Spring). In this 2014, Autumn publication (Vol. 8 # 1), we feature 5 papers, 1 interview, 3 book reviews and our usual Australian Media Monitors written by Dr Tim Dwyer. In Chengju Huang’s paper, Power, ambition, and arrogance: Lessons of Bo Xilai’s “Singing Red Song” campaign as a political communication project, the author tracks a highly controversial mass red song campaign in Chongqing by then Party chief of Chongqing Bo Xilai.

The paper traces the roots of the campaign and assesses its problems – many of which led directly to the fall of Bo. Roumen Dimitrov’s Do social media spell the end of journalism as a profession? Offers a diagnosis of the impact of social media on professional journalism. I would like to thank all referees and readers of the articles published in this issue upon which the standard of this publication depends.

May 2014 Scope Disclaimer. Reuters Institute Digital News Report. #HeyASIO: online users respond to tough new terror laws with tongue-in-cheek messages. Global Privacy Enforcement Network | An International Network to Foster Cross-Border Co-operation. Online metadata and exif viewer. Shooting Pieces to Camera: Some examples of my work. | Steve Yelvington's media weblog. Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis. 5 tools to transform or enhance text-heavy articles. Credit: Image by JM Some rights reserved.

During the news:rewired conference last week, Ezra Eeman of Journalism Tools gave delegates a list of essential tools journalists should be aware of when creating enganging content for their audiences. Some of these tools can be applied directly to text-based articles to add a multimedia element and, overall, a more colourful story. There are 50,000 news apps every month, not counting new web online tools found around the internet which journalists can use, said Eeman, and it can be quite difficult to sift through them.

Pick some tools that really suit your workflow, be consistent and stick to them and then dig into themEzra Eeman, Journalism Tools "There is an 'appageddon' of apps being released every month," he said, "and it can be difficult to keep up with everything. Here are five of the tools Eeman highlighted that journalists can use to make their articles more engaging. Soundcite Odyssey Sprites. Guardian Australia: lessons in online-only publications. When the Guardian launched its online-only Australian edition in May 2013, the site faced competition from already established national sites such as ABC, and the 18-strong editorial team operating out of its Sydney office were working around the clock to get the outlet up and running.

Little over 12 months later, Guardian Australia is one of the country's top ten news sites, according to Nielsen Online, and receives 5.55 million monthly unique visitors, according to the latest figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulation. The team, headed up by editor-in-chief Katharine Viner, who is also deputy editor of the Guardian, has more than doubled to almost 50, including 29 reporters in addition to commercial and technical staff. In terms of revenue, the outlet is also almost 300 per cent up on its initial estimates, said Viner, with year-on-year growth of nearly 950 per cent.

"When Reza Barati was killed it was a big moment, people were holding candle-lit vigils," she explained. 10 useful iOS apps for mobile journalism. Credit: Photo by Mark Hakansson As people increasingly turn to their mobile phones to catch-up with the news, or to engage with social platforms, more newsrooms are realising the full potential of mobile devices at all stages of the reporting process. Glen Mulcahy, innovation lead at Irish broadcaster RTÉ, shared some of his favourite mobile reporting tips and tools at a news:rewired+ session hosted by last week.

Below, in no particular order, is a list of apps for tablet or mobile, covering everything from shooting video, recording audio, editing, and even live-streaming. 1. FilMic Pro is an essential app for journalists looking to shoot video on their iOS mobile devices. Filmic Pro, which costs £2.99, is also a great tool to control the quality and compression of video. 2. iMovie Mac users may be familiar with the desktop version of iMovie. 3. 4. Journalists can record three-minute long video clips with Vyclone. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Joe Hockey's comments on poor not driving cars sparks Twitter storm on #OtherThingsThePoorDontDo. Joe Hockey stands firm on fuel excise He is sorry if he sounded "callous" but Joe Hockey is standing by his comments that poorer people don't pay as much petrol tax as higher income households. 14, 2014 A loud Twitter chorus has responded to Treasurer Joe Hockey’s suggestion that Australia’s "poorest people either don't have cars or actually don't drive very far in many cases". The hashtag #OtherThingsThePoorDontDo has been picked up by the Australian Twittersphere, where users are venting their frustration with the Treasurer’s comment.

From "write a thank you note for a bottle of Grange" to "arrange 60K scholarships with nil-HECS for their kids", the growing list of "other things poor people don’t do" is a blunt response to Mr Hockey’s efforts to justify the government’s proposed increase in fuel excise. Advertisement "You've got to be who you are": Treasurer Joe Hockey. Total votes: 22847. Disclaimer: Wikileaks Reveals ‘Unprecedented’ Media Silencing in Australia.

An attempt by the Australian government to suppress details of a corruption case has backfired. Wikileaks has released a leaked copy of a court order handed down by the Victorian Supreme Court that shows what the anti-secrecy website calls an “unprecedented” level of media censorship in Australia. The document released early last week appears to show a suppression order issued by the court forbidding the Australian media from making any mention of an ongoing corruption case involving Securency, the troubled banknote printing company and a former subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of Australia, and a list of high-ranking politicians in Southeast Asia.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in a press release called the suppression order “the worst in living memory.” “The Australian government is not just gagging the Australian press, it is blindfolding the Australian public. 'Shocking and Disappointing': U.S. Pushes Back Against Israeli Media Reports. This week it seemed U.S. —Israeli relations hit a particularly rocky moment. First, Israeli officials leveled personal attacks at Secretary of State John Kerry and his peacemaking efforts, prompting an indignant American response. Then, a supposedly leaked transcript of a strained private telephone conversation between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu surfaced on Israeli news — only to be shut down as "fabrications" by the American administration which described the reports "shocking and disappointing.

" And that all happened by Tuesday afternoon. Observers of the diplomatic relationship between the two countries, however, were quick to point out that such squabbles and disagreements are par for the course. One British journalist tweeted a link to a YouTube video of James Baker, Secretary of State in George H.W. James Baker to Israel, 1990: "The telephone number is 1-202-456-1414. "You're fed up with him? "You're fed up with him? Earlier this year, U.S. . How Media Organizations Are Prepping To Bring The News To Your Wrist. 9 things the American media isn't telling you about Israel/Palestine.

Throughout Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, which began on July 8, it has become increasingly clear that the U.S. media is biased against Palestinians, using selective coverage, skewed opinion, and false balance to offer implicit support to Israel’s stance. The Daily Show host Jon Stewart recently skewered the media for placing more weight on the lives of Israelis over Palestinians. It isn’t a new problem: Fair, a watchdog group that monitors media bias, found in 2001 that NPR covered 89% of Israeli child deaths, and only 20% of Palestinian child deaths. Two years later, academic Matt Viser published a survey in the International Journal of Press and Politics, finding that The New York Times personalized Israeli deaths, largely ignored Palestinian deaths, and relied heavily on Israeli sources. During the eight-day attack on Gaza in November 2012, CNN interviewed more than twice as many Israeli officials as Palestinians.

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